Many in-person comic cons last year postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Star Trek Las Vegas Con cancelled for last month and announced August 11-15, 2021, at the Rio Suites Hotel. SiliCon With Adam Savage announced August 27-29, 2021, at the San Jose Convention Center. BayCon postponed to 2021 but sent out an email last month that they are postponing until 2022. Will in-person comic cons return in 2021?Read more “Will In-Person Comic Cons Return In 2021?”
One of my most popular videos in 2020 was a simple fix for the Canon scanner. Many users may not have read the manual or noticed that there was a slide switch on the back of the scanner. If they plug everything in, the scanner appears to work. Until they try to scan something. Moving the slide switch from lock to unlock releases the scan head for normal operation. That video has gotten over 5,000 views in the past year. A viewer asked which scanning software I would recommend. I’ve been using VueScan from Hamrick Software for 15 years on my Mac and Windows systems. I only paid $100 USD for a professional license years ago.Read more “Using VueScan As My Scanning Software for 15 Years”
SiliCon With Adam Savage has finally updated their website for the New Year. Out with the old content for Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019. In with the new content for SiliCon With Adam Savage 2020. Not that the in-person event took place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. But there were virtual events to make up for it. I’m going to review the website redesign on the front page and explain the changes.Read more “SiliCon With Adam Savage Website Redesign Review”
Wizard World started its Virtual Experiences with the cast of “Supernatural” on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, and the cast of “Once Upon An Time” on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Each person appeared in their own window during the livestream on Facebook, Twitch TV and YouTube. It’s almost like attending a panel session in person. Tickets were available for one-on-one video chat, recorded video message, and/or an autographed picture from one of the guests. Prices ranged from $50 USD to $200 USD. With many in-person events cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, are virtual cons the future of comic cons?Read more “Are Virtual Cons The Future of Comic Cons?”
Wa Mandy Cheung performs with the Chinese harp on the Entertainment Stage at Wizard World Bay Area 2019 (Oakland) on Saturday, 11/23/2019.
After Walker Stalker/Heroes & Villains FanFest San Jose 2018 ended last December, there was no announcement for the 2019 show. Six months later, I started looking for a reason. I found an comment on the official Facebook page for Walker Stalker in March that there would be no San Jose show in 2019. A similar announcement went up on the unofficial Facebook page for Heroes & Villains FanFest San Jose in August. Reasons cited was the venue being unavailable for the desired dates and the show wouldn’t make money. That wasn’t the entire story. The organizers behind Walker Stalker Con and Heroes & Villains Fan Fest are in deep trouble with fans, stars and vendors.Read more “Walker Stalker Con/Heroes & Villains FanFest Are Circling The Drain”
A Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019 bingo card suggested many items that a player can visit and do during the three-day event from Friday, August 16, 2019, to Sunday, August 18, 2019. This montage video featured 13 items (timestamps in the video description) for a double bingo win.
Michael Biehn (“The Terminator”), Danny Cooksey, Edward Furlong, Jenette Goldstein, and Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”), and Kristanna Loken (“Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines”) discuss their role in being part of a $3 billion USD franchise at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019 on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Julie Benz with moderator Dana Han-Klein talk about her work on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Dexter,” sexual harassment in Hollywood and being an aunt to children who aren’t old enough to see her work at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019 on Sunday, August 18, 2019.